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Toyota unit Hino has falsified engine data for nearly 20 years

Report attributes systemic fraud to unchanging vertical corporate culture

The number of vehicles Hino will have to recall in a deepening engine performance fraud is likely increase from the 47,000 predicted initially to 67,000.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese truck maker Hino Motors, a unit of Toyota Motor, said on Tuesday that it has been falsifying data related to engine emissions and fuel performance for a longer period of time and on more models than previously admitted, making it more difficult for the company to rebuild its management and restore credibility.

The company has made public a report by a special investigative committee composed of outside lawyers who found additional instances of fraud.

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